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By Contributor On on Friday Mar 04 2022

On Tuesday, March 15 Percussiano 3 brings together the two hands of percussionist Rod Thomas Squance and the four hands of Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann to perform at the Bailey Theatre in the last Performing Arts Trail show this season.

With their dazzling array of instruments and brilliant display of virtuosity, Percussiano3 deliver all of...

By CBT On on Tuesday Mar 01 2022

Call for entry: registration is now open for artists/venues in the Columbia Basin to participate in the 14th annual Columbia Basin Culture Tour (CBCT), a celebration of culture taking place August 6 & 7, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The CBCT is a self-guided tour showcasing local arts, culture and heritage offered at no charge to the general public. “Arts” includes visual, written,...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Mar 01 2022

The Selkirk Pro-Musica is proud to introduce its second concert of the year.

The Concert Series continues its tradition of bringing compelling chamber music to the Capitol Theatre in Nelson on March 12th at 7:30 p.m. with “Echoes Across the Atlantic – Intercontinental Innovations, Past and Present.”

Featuring Vancouver Symphony Orchestra musicians Marcus Goddard,...

By Sarah Lord On on Monday Feb 21 2022

Robin Gallant’s life work is to take the old and outdated and transform it into something fresh, modern and loved.

As the owner of Patina’d in Nelson, Gallant wears three main hats.

One is running a retail operation where she offers DIY paints and unique hardware for sale.

She teaches DIY workshops, passing her design knowledge on to her students. The third is a design and...

By Sarah Lord On on Monday Feb 21 2022

Robin Gallant’s road to owning her own business in Nelson is a unique one that goes back to her teenage years when her love of design started.

At age 15, on a whim, she entered a contest that changed the course of her life.

“I won the Ikea Canadian Dream bedroom designer of the year,” says Gallant.

“It gave me a boost of confidence that I wanted to...

By Sarah Lord On on Sunday Feb 06 2022

If Nelson was looking for a person to champion its sporting interests, then the committee selecting Nelson's 2022 Sports Ambassador have found the right person for the job.

Travis Hauck lives and breathes sports, and is thrilled to be chosen as the City of Nelson's 2022 Sports Ambassador in December.

"I'm honoured to be recognized for the activities that I've participated in and...

By Bob Hall On on Monday Jan 31 2022

In a career that spans more than two decades, Mindy Fair has helped open dozens of recognizable restaurants both near and far. Now back in the surroundings that ignited her passion for the hospitality industry, the rookie Selkirk College instructor is taking on a new challenge as she grips the reins of an essential training ground.

Scholars Dining Room on Nelson’s Tenth Street Campus is...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Jan 26 2022

Artists in all disciplines — as well as arts and culture organizations — are invited to apply for funding through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), which delivers the Arts and Culture Program on behalf of Columbia Basin Trust.

The Trust partners with CKCA for the delivery of arts and culture programming, as well as representing the interests of the arts and culture...

By Sarah Lord On on Sunday Jan 23 2022

Shayna Jones is doing essential artistic work from the small town of Kaslo.

An award-winning professional performance artist specializing in the traditional oral storytelling of African and Afro-Diasporic folklore, she is a professionally trained actor, vocalist, and fine mover.

Jones has performed for audiences across Canada.

As a folklorist, Jones combines her passion...

By Sarah Lord On on Thursday Jan 20 2022

Shayna Jones ended up in Kaslo in a relatively standard way: she lived in Vancouver and had visited friends here many times and felt drawn to the area.

"But what keeps my kids and me here," says Jones, "is this land's magnificence and raising my kids in a peaceful, beautiful, loving environment. This land nourishes my ability to access any creative space in my body, heart, and mind. I...

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